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CYCLING

Anything related to cycling, cycle training and cycle infrastructure and the like

My reply to the age old debate on a car forum

For the record, I’m a regular cyclist, I cycle most days in and around London doing journeys between 2 and 30 miles. Some days I will go out for rides upto 150 miles. I do stop at reds, I use… Continue Reading →

SillyDriver IV

We were on our last leg of our great trip up north. Cycling back from the station and had just endured the H##L that is SW6 when the football is on. Why the heck the council let people park on… Continue Reading →

The Big Life Ride

The Big Life Ride will take part on Monday 15 August, 2011. The venue will be Mallory Park, Leics. If you can be there this sound like a good weekend out. Camping and riding and for charity can’t get any… Continue Reading →

The most hated road user !

I don’t like the word hate that much, but I had to use it to get your attention. Over the last few years the cyclist has become the most talked about road user in London and pretty much elsewhere too…. Continue Reading →

London Cycling Bookclub

I just read about this over on London Cyclist, top idea. The format is largely undecided and the first meeting will be a chance to have a say as to how the London Cycling book club could be run. Set… Continue Reading →

SillyPedestrian I

You need a bell ! Was what the SillyPedestrian shouted at me today. I have mulled over the idea of starting the title SillyPedestrian for a while now. But have always put it off because we all know that many… Continue Reading →

Pushbike Song

My music player randomly fell over this song today, which made me smile : Sh, sh, ahh,Sh, sh, ahh, Sh, sh, ahh,Sh, sh, ahh, Ridin’ along on my pushbike, honey When I nowhere near you Round down town, in a… Continue Reading →

City and urban planner, meet the bicycle

We have just got home from two months in Australia and New Zealand where we cycled a great deal. It made it clear to me that you (city or urban planner) have never meet the bicycle, so let me introduce… Continue Reading →

Quotes about cycling

It just hit me last night that we have all these great quotes about cycling and all of them are just spot on. These quotes comes from some of the most powerful and clever people who has walked on this… Continue Reading →

School pupils given free bikes to ride to classes

Now this is a splendid idea and a very good move by the headteacher Mark Ranford at Berry Hill High School, I tip my hat. Almost 60 new pupils at a secondary school have been given free bikes so they… Continue Reading →

Save the Herne Hill Velodrome

I have never been there, something has always come up, but would really like to one day. Today I found this and this velodrome have to be saved. For many reasons Olympic history, for London, for cycling etc. Please join… Continue Reading →

39 stone cyclist (not any more)

This is a great story and he got me beat with 16 stones, way to go ! I was at 20+ stones (130kg give or take) when I started to cycle again. It was hard to get back in the… Continue Reading →

Horsey

Now this is a funky little idea. Great for horsing (sorry) around town. Now we just need to make it light up at night. And what about unicorn or a racing raging bull or even a pack of dogs pulling… Continue Reading →

SillyCyclist

Today I learned that a great London blogger have honoured me with using the same(‘ish) title as me for some of my posts. croydoncyclist.wordpress.com aka cyclegaz on Twitter have some great videos on youtube about SillyCyclists. It is great to… Continue Reading →

YikeBike

I just fell over this the other day. It is not really a bicycle as cycle in the good old pedalling style, though it got two wheels. I really do like the look and design of this, thinking outside the… Continue Reading →

After effect of the SKY rides

So this is a few days after the big SKY ride in London and nearly a few months since the Ealing one. The Ealing one was a great success, I saw since I was working there. Many thousand happy cycles… Continue Reading →

Changes in the air

Well I have now read two articles in the Daily Mail which is about cycling where cyclist are not being put out to hang. No they are rather good articles and articles that is normally seen in the Guardian or… Continue Reading →

The highway code

The highway code does also apply to you as a cyclist, after all your are a road user on a vehicle. So do spend some time and have a good old read of the highway code. It will open your… Continue Reading →

SillyDriver III

I have just got back from my holidays. Cycled 260 miles north on our touring bicycles and only had two incidents, where only one of them was outside London. An overtaking taxi who was very close to me on way… Continue Reading →

The Bicycle USB Charger

Just found this one, nice little simple thing and by the looks of it will do the job. If you just need to charge something via USB this is the one. Most mobile phones and mp3 players let you do… Continue Reading →

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